Behavioral Problems

kitten licking older cat
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Groom Each Other and Then Fight?

Cats groom each other when they have bonded together. It means that they are very comfortable in each other’s company, so you will often see one cat licking the others face and ears. To your surprise, something happens suddenly and the fur starts flying. In this article, we will explore the reasons why social grooming is so important in order for two cats to get along well. We will then look at why some cats […]

Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs When You Pet Them?
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs When You Pet Them?

The lower back and base of the tail are highly sensitive areas of a cat’s body. Stroking this area with the hand will likely elicit a positive physical response. In most cases, the arching or raising of the back and tail is a natural response to an enjoyable experience. This is your cat’s way of telling you that they are incredibly happy and contented. Is your cat really enjoying being fussed by you or do […]

why is my cat freaking out for no reason?
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Why Does My Cat Run Around Like a Maniac?

All cats run around like maniacs, darting across the room, from time to time. Even the most gentle domestic cat will appear to go crazy occasionally, running around frantically and clawing everything in sight. Referred to as ‘midnight crazies,’ it is most likely to happen during the nighttime hours. It is common for a cat to begin running laps around a living room, climbing on sofas, and tearing curtains for no discernible reason. Because the […]

why is my cat angry all of the sudden?
Behavioral Problems

How to Calm Down a Cat When Angry

Cats can be moody and lash out at whoever is in their way when annoyed. This often occurs when a cat is feeling afraid or anxious about someone or something in its nearby environment or outdoor space. An angry cat can become an aggressive cat, so you need to think carefully about safety. In this article, we will detail why cats become angry, the underlying reasons for the annoyance, and how to calm down your […]

where do cats sleep outside at night?
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What Do Cats Do at Night Outside?

Cats enjoy the same activities during the day (stalking prey, eating food, sleeping, and roaming the area) that they do at nighttime. The main difference is that your cat’s activities are more likely to be disturbed by wildlife and have to seek cover. While the daylight introduces the threat of local cats and dogs, there is now the risk of raccoons, foxes, opossums, etc. in rural areas during the night. In this article, we will look […]

what to do if your cat eats plastic
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Like Chewing on Plastic Bags?

Chewing on plastic bags is a favorite activity for cats, but it does carry health risks! Cats are drawn to plastic bags for a variety of reasons. It could be due to boredom, food smells, the chemical makeup of the bag (gelatin), the noise that plastic makes, and a desire to soothe aching teeth and gums. While the chewing of plastic is an activity that cats enjoy, this daily habit can put your cat’s health […]